Allardyce: West Ham should be on this many points right now

Allardyce deflated

Sam Allardyce is not happy with West Ham’s low points tally.

The Hammers conceded another late goal at the weekend, and head coach Sam Allardyce has told the official West Ham website that the club should be on 50 points at this stage of the season.

After 32 games of the season, the Hammers are on 43 points, although they have surrendered many to late goals in recent fixtures.

Arsenal and Leicester have scored late goals against the East London club, and, most recently, Marko Arnautovic scored an injury time equaliser for Stoke to tie Saturday’s game at 1-1.

This conceding of late goals has become typical of West Ham’s second half of the season, and it has been the reason they are now sitting mid-table, rather than fighting for European qualification.

After sitting in the top four at Christmastime, many expected Allardyce’s men to keep up their challenge, and a Europa League place looked their first the taking.

However, their season has not progressed in that manner, and just two wins in 2015 has ruined their challenge for Europe.

Injuries, fatigue and loss of form all have conspired to ruin the Hammers season, and potentially set Allardyce out of a job in the summer. His inability to capitalise on a great start to the campaign will not shine highly on his management abilities, and Allardyce himself appears to be annoyed at the Hammers low points tally.

Speaking to the official Irons website, Allardyce outlined how many points West Ham should be on at this stage of the campaign.

The 60-year-old coach said: “We’re on 43 points, but we’re not happy with that because we know it should be 50, we’re in the top half of the table but we could be higher up.

“Had we not conceded those late goals against Manchester United, Tottenham and Leicester we would have our record number of points since being back in the Premier League.”

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